National Park Service attractions will stay open today

By on December 4, 2018

Though administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and the Wright Brothers National Memorial will remain open to the public.

Dec. 5 is a national day of mourning in honor of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at his home in Houston. Federal offices across the country will be closed Wednesday, as funeral services are held in Washington, D.C. for the nation’s 41st president.

Visitors centers will be open at all National Park Service sites, and fees will be waived at the Wright Brothers memorial on Wednesday, NPS spokesman Mike Barber said.

President Bush’s remains were flown via Air Force One from Houston to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on Monday. The president will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda until 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, with an honor guard in attendance.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral. President Bush will then return to Texas for a Thursday funeral service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
Following the service, his remains will travel by train to Texas A&M University then on to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library for interment.

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